News - Soap Buzz

50 October 27th, 2017 Eileen Davidson Teases Her DAYS Return … And Who She Is Going To Play!

Days of our Lives is must-see soap opera these days, and coming up November sweeps is about to turn up the notch even more on th show that is fast approaching its 52nd anniversary in a few weeks!  Coming up, Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson returns to her old stomping ground to stir up the drama, and some trouble.

In an new interview released today with TV Insider, the speculation that her return coincides with the mystery of  “Where in the world is Will Horton?” is discussed.  And what we learn is that Davidson will be coming back as none other than Susan Banks, with a tease that some others from her five role alter-egos, she once played on DAYS in the 90′s may not be far behind.

In explaining how Susan and Will might cross paths, Davidson tells TV Insider: “They connect the characters in a very cool and unforeseen way that’s both funny and tragic. And it’s very entertaining! I think I just sold this story better than anyone has ever sold a story ever. I should be a publicist. [Laughs] But in order to bring Susan back, she needed to be somewhat grounded, which isn’t easy, because there’s a fine line between her and reality. She’s so completely out there. A lot of viewers won’t know her if they weren’t watching 20 years ago. [Laughs] They’ll be going, ‘What the hell is that and how did it get on my TV screen?”’   Eileen goes on to add, “This arc is mostly about Susan, but we really cram in a lot. A few other people may be making cameos. You might even see a comb-over.”

As to working in story with head writer Ron Carlivati, who has a penchant for injecting humor. emotional drama … and the outrageous into his stories, Davidson said: “Ron is terrific. He realized that I know Susan better than anybody so he was totally fantastic and supportive about me changing things, editing, doing whatever I needed to do to make the writing work for the character within this new story. I had a great experience going back.”

So, are you a jazzed that Susan is coming back for some major and key story? What do you think will go down in the weeks ahead?  Look for Davidson to arrive on the scene on the upcoming November 2nd, episode of DAYS … and that, my friends, is next week!  Comment below.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

  1. Karen Clark says:

    So Rolf was working for Susan. Makes perfect sense. She is EJ’s mom and would protect Sami’s son anyway she could. I love Eileen’s work and am thrilled to have Chandler Massey back. I have watched Days since it’s premiere episode. First scene. Tom and Alice’s front porch.

    Reply

    Tomas Torquemada replied

    Yes, yes, YES!!!! Love me some Susan Banks!

    Reply

    blake replied

    Oh that’s right, she is EJ’s mom. I totally forgot about that! I noticed yesterday that Kate spoke to someone on the phone and asked them to return since they are a DiMera. I figured it was Kristen but I guess it was Susan.

    Reply

    Mary replied

    I’ve always wanted Susan Banks to return. This could be good.

    Reply

  2. Richard says:

    Susan would DEFINITELY protect Will. Cameo will probably be Kristen, and i BET you EJ will be revealed to be alive as well! I CANNOT wait!

    Reply

    Andrew Hass replied

    Since Sami is only back for a brief time and so she would have to have a good reason for leaving her son so soon after finding him alive.So maybe Kristen returns too and she reveals that she injected EJ with that drug.So that gives Sami new hope that EJ could be alive and goes in search of him but promises Will that she’ll come back to Salem and him as soon as she can.

    Reply

    Celia replied

    You bet, Richard…..from the day EJ “died”, I repeatedly said he was alive in some European country ( probably Italy or Switzerland) in one of the DiMera holdings. If I’m wrong, I’ll eat crow.
    When Will “died”, he joined EJ there.
    I love Susan to pieces….one of my most favorite characters…yeah!!

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    “When Will “died”, he joined EJ there. I love Susan to pieces…”

    this would be the wondrous ideal situation.. to believe

    the heart wants

    I’m hoping that … unfortunately for Susan .. Dr. Rolf convinced her.. as he told Hope.. he was working “alone”. that.. this was his doing.. and got Susan to go along with this..

    and SHE HAD TO

    this was her son and , heck… her bff Marlena grandson.

    ” I don’t” want to talk about EJ unless it’s the one and only James Scott

    however.. i’m going their.. could Tyler Christopher be : EJ DiMera. I will accept

    this would be the heart to heart .. and snowball that @DAYS would triumph

    Will is alive

    Susan was instrumental
    and EJ .. as Tyler ? will be

    it’s excitement in the air nonetheless

    Celia replied

    @Patrick.
    Hey, Patrick,
    I like your theory…Tyler as EJ. Do you think he will be affecting a British accent?

  3. Satan says:

    Susan was no evil mastermind…. and hardly mentally competent enough to be in charge of a conspiracy involving returning people from the dead. On the other horn, Kristen Blake DiMera would be the perfect suspect for such a thing, carrying on her late father’s traditions. Of course involving Kristen in such a plot would demand answers to the questions about the whereabouts of her brother EJ. Who (much like Will) was presumed dead, but known to be injected with some bizarre chemical – in that case, by Kristen herself.

    Reply

    Jimh replied

    Maybe Kristen is posing as Susan???

    Reply

    Satan replied

    That’s always a remote possibility, since some of the Salem residents actually think Kristen is dead, just because she got thrown out of some castle window into the ocean (yeah, like a DiMera ever died from something like that??)

    blake replied

    I wondered the same thing.

    Francesca Bruno replied

    That’s a thought, Jimh.

    Celia replied

    I like that, Jimmy. But, how will Susan hide those teeth? LOL.
    I am assuming Eileen has been taping, already…. meanwhile back at the Y&R ranch? It could be that maybe Ashley hasn’t noticed how shifty Abby’s boyfriend is due to her busy schedule…DOUBLE LOL.
    You know, Jimmy, Melissa is pregnant in real life….soooo, Abby is having Zack’s baby. What a mess!!

    Andrew Hass replied

    Maybe Susan is working for someone else.For example maybe EJ is alive and he’s the one who employed Dr. Rolf to revive Will.However then EJ asked his mom Susan to watch over Will in Memphis while he dealt with other stuff.

    Reply

    Jimh replied

    That is very plausible, and i like it!!!!

    Satan replied

    Well, when Elvis “left the building” a couple of years ago, he did not relocate to Hell. Now you can interpret that however you like, but does anybody really think he would be let into Heaven?

    There were rumors of a recast a while back, accompanied by one of those nebulous “You Tube audition videos”, which more often then not turn out to be complete fakes. And in this case, the guy who was reading looked closer to the age Elvis SHOULD be (about 20 now as he was born in 1997) rather than in his early 40s as the hyper-SORASed EJ was, by the time he allegedly “died”.

    Funny thing is, if EJ was alive, you would think Rolf might have told Redneck Clyde about that when they met in prison, considering Clyde was to blame for Elvis getting shanked in the park.

    Celia replied

    You’re right, Satan…..Susan is not the mastermind….However, she may have been the “den mother”….
    ….how about Stefano? He is the master of masterminding…..if one factors in that Stefano is still alive. Mascolo’s death does not imply Stefanos’s.
    But, I do believe your theory makes more sense than mine, in the form of one Siren: Kristen. She and Stefano?? Together? They are no callow youths, nor strangers to treachery ….they are hellishly ( one for you, my Prince of Darkness. LOL), and diabolically pagans.

    Reply

    Satan replied

    Take it from me (and I should know) there will be no further “risings” of The Phoenix. If Ron Carlivati attempted to re-cast Stefano DiMera, it would be the end of his career.

    Of course now that I have said that, there will be some folks cheering him on to do so, just for that reason. (insert devilish grin here)

  4. James R. Poissant says:

    I am very happy Susan is back for a little while. I loved Eileen’s portrayal of that character the most out of her other characters she played on the show. Yes, Kristen was a bitch we all loved to hate but Susan had some very funny things to her. This show really is firing up on all cylinders!!!

    Reply

    Tomas Torquemada replied

    I agree. Susan was as singular, as unique a character as you willed in all of daytime. And , bless her, Eileen opted for for than camp. How Susan paired up with Stefano and how that was a point of deep anguish made for great viewing.

    Yes, we all love KDM. And Eileen can do no wrong at DOOL. Its a shame the writers at the other show never noticed what a talent they have sitting around, not doing much.

    I couldn’t be more thrilled with Susan. Tremendous news.

    Reply

  5. Kalle says:

    I’m so excited to see Eileen Davidson back to DOOL. It’s so cool that she got creative freedom for portraying Susan!

    Reply

    blake replied

    Yes, thankfully both Days and Y&R are owned by Sony.

    Reply

  6. Jimh says:

    Days has improved somewhat but i will wait and see how it all turns out first…Days remains a bit on the gloomy side and i wish they would give the characters some fun moments…long before the nurses ball on GH, Days used to do some stage numbers for the hospital that were very good-like to see that return.

    Reply

  7. blake says:

    I thought Kristen was the one that Kate called on Thursday and mentioned they needed to return because they are a DiMera, then she hung up because Roman showed up.

    I’m so glad Eileen is back, also glad that she will be playing Susan and seems obvious Kristen and the male character (Thomas?). Days is amazing so far. With Eve back today, Sami back and Eileen next week Days just keeps getting better!

    Reply

    Ronnie replied

    I think maybe Kate was talking to Anna DiMera?

    Reply

    blake replied

    Oh, is Anna coming back?

  8. Phil says:

    I will take Eileen back anyway that I can, but I am disappointed that she will be playing Susan! I know I am probably in the minority here, but I so wanted to see a Kristen story penned by Ron!

    Reply

    Jamesj75 replied

    Me, too, Phil! And I want to see Kristen back in action with Eric…

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    yeah, LOL, my heart fell.. crestfallen

    Susan… I love Eileen Davidson… and knowing that this arc.. is just that.. just as short as the last one that Kristen spent with Daniel Jonas… OMG !!!!

    that being said.. NEW WRITER – NEW direction – NEW – ED – BACK ON

    “.. with Eric ” god is he afire

    Patrick replied

    Eileen Davidson is thee definition of pure sex appeal… raw undefined edge
    Kassie DePaiva is thee definition of pure sex appeal…raw undefined edge

    just a snowball of senses heighten

    there are no words to describe how much these two radiate .. torch… fire … blaze

    the camera loves them… I know we love them…

    argh!!!!! I wanted so much for Ron C. to boldly script powerful women in control.. BECAUSE the MEN @DAYS are so funny .. and take it all with a grain of salt.. and have so much sense of humor.. that they play so well with all the women on this show. they fire up … because they get the “joke” that it’s still a guys and girls world.. but come on… tease much

    this show has so much to focus on

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    PS: i’m still reeling from the “news”

    I WAS salivating – and saluting – Kristen and Eve return.

    Susan will invoke … as she always does.. manages to stir emotion

    hell.. if EJ found a heart to heart.. so can’t we

    it’s with a dubious ARGH!!!! will the writing live up to what was.. 20 years ago

    not a fair compromise is it ?

    Patrick replied

    “… because they get the “joke” that it’s still a guys and girls world ”

    …because they get that this is a serial… and are always having FUN with

    LOVE this show to bits

    Jamesj75 replied

    Great comments, Patrick. “‘.. with Eric’ god is he afire”: Indeed! It’s great to sit around the campfire — and watch!

    Joel replied

    I agree, Phil! Eileen Davidson as Kristen DiMera is one of the best roles in soap history.

    Reply

    blake replied

    If you read the TV Insider article Eileen hints that Kristen may be returning also.

    Reply

  9. Dave says:

    I would love to see what Kristen is up to because I know she isn’t really dead

    Reply

  10. su0000 says:

    I liked Ashely until Eileen Davidson went to Housewives, that destroyed her.
    Now, I have a hard time to stomach her..

    So, she is on kill list .. eehhh.

    Reply

    Celia replied

    Well, SuzieQ….I’m glad I never watch those silly unrealistic-reality shows ( pardon the oxymoron) which have invaded the air-waves. Trash!!
    So, my admiration for Eileen has not been spoiled. Love her!! Love Ashley. Love Kristen. Love Susan.

    Reply

  11. Patrick says:

    from the outset.. my hope is dashed

    I so wanted

    that Kristen and Eve become fast friends and take over

    I was just so ready for a new layer of intrigue; via Eileen Davidson and Kassie DePiava

    in the same vein and context that we LOVED TO BITS

    Hope and Jennie Bear.. Yeah, I do

    Nicole and Sami …

    two super powers on my wish list

    Reply

  12. xmascarol says:

    I absolutely love Susan she is so funny and Eileen plays her to perfection.Sorry about the pun but you can Bank on it. that Susan will give us plenty of laughs,I only hope that she sticks around a lot longer this time,,,

    Reply

  13. Helen says:

    I thought Kristen was “dead” ~ did they leave any wiggle room way back then?

    Reply

    4ever DAYS replied

    Kristen fell out a window. It didn’t show how or where she landed and her body wasn’t found. There is plenty wiggle room…maybe she landed on a trapeze net and ran away with the circus!

    Reply

    Jimh replied

    I think they had a stunt double fall out that window and fell into a mattress or safety net or even that trapeze you mention…so the real Kristen should be ok-lol

    Satan replied

    No body was found. And she’s a DiMera (even if only by adoption).

    Those two things pretty much guarantee she survived a tiny drop in the water when Marlena threw her out the window of that castle.

    Reply

    Satan replied

    Oh, and she’s not in Hell either. And we all know she would never be headed the other direction!

  14. Mo says:

    Can’t wait for Eileen to return no matter who she is playing.

    Reply

  15. dmr says:

    I love Eileen Davidson. She is such a classic beauty. I no longer watch DOOL; however, I always tune-in when Eileen has an upcoming arc. I don’t think she is fully utilized on Y&R. Ashley’s “romance” with what’s him name is boring. He acts like his therapist more than her lover. & the storyline with her mother Dina has grown tedious. Graham is creepy and the storyline with Dina seems to be in the constant midst of rewrites. I do love Ashley and Jack’s relationship, however. Again, I am looking forward to seeing Susan Banks again, in Salem!

    Reply

    Celia replied

    Tell me about it, dmr. Whose brainstorm was this……pairing her with Ravi? TPTB actually thought this was a”sexy” idea? What a dead relationship. Where’s the “Oh, WOW!!”, the urge to fall into each other’s arms? The steam? Ashley is sooo the come-hither-I’m-alive type……Ravi? I get more life from a door-knob.
    She needs a MAN!!

    Reply

Leave a comment